Reforestation in Haiti
Support Tree Planting in Haiti, South America
The objectives of this project are to: fight against deforestation, develop the organic and fair trade cocoa sector, strengthen food security and provide environmental education in schools.
The Haiti project is a tree planting project in the Caribbean, on an island that has been devastated by several natural disasters in recent years. The most recent being in October 2016 when Hurricane Matthew caused flooding, destroyed more than 3,200 homes and caused over 800 deaths.
Haiti has suffered severe deforestation over the past century, mainly due to the production of charcoal. Some of the consequences of deforestation include soil erosion, declining productivity of arable land and increased stress of drought. It is believed that Haiti is now only 2% forested whereas in 1920, 60% of Haiti was covered in forests.
1. Environmental benefits:
- Reduces the risk of landslides and soil desertification.
- The project will create global benefits through reduced impact upon climate change.
2. Social impacts:
- Provides employment for cocoa producers, and also for the fermenting and sorting of the beans.
- Improves family living conditions and food security.
- Helps families finance their school fees and educational materials.
- Fights against rural migration to the capital city and prevents farmers from turning to charcoal production for income.
To guarantee the carbon savings we buddy this with our Brazil Amazon Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) project, which is verified against the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).